Robert Pattinson’s fans stay on true form as they publicly vote him the winner of the 2013 Richard Attenborough Film Award for British Performer of the Year as Edward Cullen in the world-wide box office hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two. Robert is no stranger to the RAFA as he also won this award last year for his performance in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One. The award is the only of the RAFA’s to be voted for by the general public is a great testament to the commitment and loyalty of both Twihards and Robert Pattinson fans all round the UK.
Rob beat out some great competition this year from the likes of Christian Bale: The Dark Knight Rises, Emily Blunt: The Five Year Engagement, Daniel Craig: Skyfall, Judi Dench: Skyfall, Colin Firth: Gambit, Andrew Garfield: The Amazing Spider-Man, Keira Knightley: Anna Karenina, Emma Watson: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and Rachel Weisz: The Bourne Legacy.
The RAFAs are dedicated to Richard Attenborough, who was born in Cambridge but spent his childhood in Leicester. He made his screen debut in the 1942 Noel Coward/David Lean film, In Which We Serve, while still a student at RADA. In 1969 came the first of twelve movies as producer/director, Oh, What A Lovely War. He is undoubtedly best known for Gandhi, 1982 winner of eight Oscars and five BAFTAs, including Best Picture and Best Director on both sides of the Atlantic. Lord Attenborough’s many films in front of the cameras includeBrighton Rock, The Great Escape, Doctor Dolittle, Jurassic Park and Miracle on 34th Street. Lord Attenborough CBE is Chairman or President of numerous media industry bodies and charities. More information at the new website, www.richard-attenborough.com